The course deals with numerical methods to solve the hydrodynamic equations. It includes finite differences in time and space, with analysis of shortcomings in terms of stability, truncation error, computational modes, numerical phase and group speed, etc. The course also includes computer projects and the programming of a shallow-water model.

Admittance requirements

Knowledge corresponding to Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry, 30 HECs (MO4000) or Meteorology I, 15 HECs (MO8001) and Meteorology II, 7.5 HECs (MO8002). Also required is knowledge equivalent to Swedish upper secondary school course English B/6.


The schedule will be published at least one month before the course starts.

Schedule autumn 2018

Course literature

Döös, K.: Numerical Methods in Meteorology and Oceanography, Department of Meteorology, Stockholm University, 2008


The syllabus is a formal document for the course:

Course material

Grading criteria, course literature and other material and correspondence related to the course will be available on the course Athena-site at or you can ask the responsible lecturer Kristofer Döös.

Upcoming courses

Starts during the first half of the spring semester.


Via (Swedish) or (English). For more information see Application and admissions.